PORTLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

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Nearby Photography Groups

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Vancouver Lake Park - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Vancouver Photography Group
Emanuel Gales
Delve into the intricate world of macro photography, where the minute details of life are magnified into stunning visuals. Engage with a form of art that brings the delicate beauty of flowers and the fascinating intricacies of small insects into a perspective that typically escapes the naked eye.

Our session commences at a time carefully selected for peak insect activity, providing you with an opportunity to uncover and immortalize the breath-taking scenes that occur in the hidden realms of the natural world. Prepare yourself for an explorative journey and the chance to capture the essence of life's smaller wonders in photographic form.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Esther Street - 12pm - 3 Hours
Vancouver Photography Group
Emanuel Gales
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance! Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      
Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Saturday 24 August
Mill Plain Boulevard - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Vancouver Photography Group
Emanuel Gales
Are you having trouble figuring out how to operate your camera? Sign up for this meetup to receive help!
Every camera is different, even models from the same brand. An experienced photographer will be able to figure out and explain most any camera, even without having used it before. Pair an experienced photographer with an internet connection at a local cafe and you've got a troubleshooting master!
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$      

WWC Walk with Camera

WWC Walk with Camera

Saturday 07 September
Waterfront Way - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Vancouver Photography Group
Emanuel Gales
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 28 September
Esther Street - 12pm - 3 Hours
Vancouver Photography Group
Emanuel Gales
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 10 August
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
Already dazzled by our Beginners Class? Take the next enchanting step into the world of Amigurumi! Unleash your creativity as you craft adorable creatures with just yarn and a hook. Dive into an easy Amigurumi heart project and watch it come to life!

By the end, you'll not only have a charming creation but also a solid grasp of Amigurumi basics. Plus, enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic drink on us as you stitch away. Whether you're a crochet enthusiast or just getting started, this class promises fun, creativity, and a sprinkle of magic!

Book now and get the full scoop upon confirmation. Let's crochet some cuteness together!
book now
$68      
Nature Sketching Meetup

Nature Sketching Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Join us for a nature sketching meetup tailored for pen enthusiasts, particularly those who favor fountain pens or calligraphic pens. Explore the beauty of the natural world, from the earth and sky to trees, mountains, and water, through the expressive medium of pen art.

Discover the art of perspective drawing with a pen, capturing the breathtaking landscapes that surround you. Receive constructive feedback to enhance your skills, explore innovative techniques for inspiration, and immerse yourself in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your artistic abilities while enjoying the serene beauty of nature.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      

Corner to Corner Class

Corner to Corner Class

Saturday 14 September
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
Whether you are just starting out crocheting, or you have been crocheting for many years, this crochet class is for you! In this class, you will learn how to make creative square patterns and commonly used to make blankets. This class is perfect for anyone who wants a little extra support in their crochet skills or someone who simply needs a refresher course on the basics.Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$68      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 21 September
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Unleash your creativity with our Portrait Drawing Basics art class! Perfect for beginners and art enthusiasts alike, this class is your gateway to mastering the art of portrait drawing.

Discover essential techniques and skills needed to create captivating portraits. From understanding proportions and facial features to capturing expressions and emotions, you'll learn the fundamentals that bring your drawings to life.

Participants are encouraged to bring basic art materials. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation, ensuring you're fully prepared for an enriching artistic experience!
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$47      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 12 October
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$75      

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturday 12 October
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Embark on a colorful journey with our Painting Landscapes with Acrylics art class! Whether you're a beginner or an art enthusiast, this class offers the perfect opportunity to explore the vibrant world of acrylic painting.

Learn essential techniques and methods to create stunning landscape paintings. From blending colors to capturing the beauty of nature, you'll discover how to bring landscapes to life on canvas.

Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 02 November
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
$47      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 09 November
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
Already dazzled by our Beginners Class? Take the next enchanting step into the world of Amigurumi! Unleash your creativity as you craft adorable creatures with just yarn and a hook. Dive into an easy Amigurumi heart project and watch it come to life!

By the end, you'll not only have a charming creation but also a solid grasp of Amigurumi basics. Plus, enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic drink on us as you stitch away. Whether you're a crochet enthusiast or just getting started, this class promises fun, creativity, and a sprinkle of magic!

Book now and get the full scoop upon confirmation. Let's crochet some cuteness together!
book now
$68      

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Saturday 23 November
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Step into the world of oil painting with our Introduction to Oil Painting art class! Whether you're a beginner looking to explore a new medium or an art enthusiast eager to refine your skills, this class promises an enriching and creative experience.

Discover the unique techniques and versatility of oil paints. From blending colors to creating texture and depth, you'll learn the fundamentals that bring your artistic vision to life on canvas. Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation.
book now
$47      
Corner to Corner Class

Corner to Corner Class

Saturday 14 December
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
Whether you are just starting out crocheting, or you have been crocheting for many years, this crochet class is for you! In this class, you will learn how to make creative square patterns and commonly used to make blankets. This class is perfect for anyone who wants a little extra support in their crochet skills or someone who simply needs a refresher course on the basics.Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
book now
$68      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 14 December
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Unleash your creativity with our Exploring Abstract Art class! Whether you're a beginner curious about abstract techniques or an art enthusiast looking to delve deeper into expressive art forms, this class offers a thrilling journey into the world of abstract expression.

Discover the freedom and spontaneity of abstract art. From experimenting with colors and textures to exploring different techniques and styles, you'll learn how to create captivating abstract compositions that reflect your unique perspective. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      

ABOUT PORTLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Portland .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Portland Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Bill was informative and gave us clear guidelines on what to look for when composing our photos.
    5/5
    Kristen
    2024-05-12
    I love the smaller class size! It made it easier to discuss and ask questions. Sydney was fabulous! Knowledgeable, kind and helpful.
    5/5
    Judy
    2024-02-05
    Was a wonderful event! I learned a lot. Sydney was well prepared, very knowledgeable and helpful.
    5/5
    Gwen
    2024-02-05

    It was a fun event. Even though I'm an experienced photographer, I still learned something new. The instructor did a great job listening and helping everyone.
    5/5
    Charles
    2023-12-18
    My teacher was great. She had great tips and was an awesome sport about being our model--especially in the rain! I felt more confident about my skills by the end of the class. I look forward to taking more classes in the future.
    5/5
    Bridget
    2023-12-11
    Andrea was awesome very helpful showed me different technique. It was a fun afternoon of taking the street photography in Portland. I would totally do it again and really appreciated her expertise knowledge and photography and helping me through the basic settings and giving me a 101 in photography again.
    5/5
    Dan Black
    2023-05-22

    Andrea is a great teacher. The location was lovely for photography.
    5/5
    Kelsey
    2023-05-04
    Andrea was a great instructor. She was super knowledgeable and professional.
    5/5
    Lowell
    2023-04-16
    I did not know what to expect. being outside and the weather was cool. Thought it should have been inside a classroom setting to start out with. Being at the waterfront park had it's distractions of a public park dealing with people and noise of this location. But I did learn more about photography skills which is what I had hoped to do.
    5/5
    Dennis
    2023-04-05

    It was very informative
    5/5
    Andrew
    2023-03-27
    Andrea is a great mentor. I gained confidence and proficiency in my skills because of her class. I would recommend this class to anyone who may be interested.
    5/5
    Kelsey
    2023-02-19
    PHOTOS
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: Lost Lake, Oregon
    Not to undersell this beautiful shot, but it was technically a throw away set that I was able to stitch together. I shot my first try at star trails. I had a variety of wide angle milky way shots. I had a growing number of campers arriving and my patience was waning. But I just didn't feel finished. So I decided, what if I do a horizontal panoramic! And three 13sec exposure shots later, here we go. I am very happy with this composition. Hope you enjoy as well.
    Credit: Matthew Dickson
    Instagram: mediums_and_tension

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Beverly beach
    Spent the day watching surfers attempting to catch some pacific waves.
    Credit: Celestial Champagne
    Instagram: CChampagnephotography
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Beverly Beach
    Spent the day watching surfers try to catch some waves in the cold pacific.
    Credit: Celestial Champagne Photography
    Instagram: CChampagnePhotography

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Portland?s firework show looking at the Hawthorn Bridge from the Morrison Bridge
    This was my first real attempt at fireworks. That last time? I was on the Morrison bridge to practice long exposures and panoramic. I was completely oblivious to the barge and police boats and that the opening day of the Rose festivals had a show.As I am packing up, I notice there is way more of a crowd than when I had started. And I thought nothing of it. As I?m putting away the tripod, BOOM! And I frantically messed with settings I had know idea would work and fired away.As I finish
    Credit: Matthew Dickson
    Instagram: mediums_and_tension

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-07-01
    Title or Location: My front yard
    The sprinkler came on and I noticed the light from the setting sun streaming thru the droplets..
    Credit: Charles Krenz
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-06-21
    Title or Location: Silver Falls State Park
    I took an early spring trip down to Silver Falls. Usually when I go down there I stick to the South Loop because the parking is wayyyyy better than the North Loop parking lot lol. I wanted a bit more expansive perspective so I got low and used my Viltrox 16mm(if you want an affordable, scalpel sharp landscape lens for E mount look no further). I have a color and this version. I like them both for different reasons. This one has moodiness and mystery.
    Credit: Carlos Padarathsingh
    Facebook: John Smith
    Instagram: Fragments_ofeternity

    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography
    Huntingdon Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Near Loen, Norway
    This photo was taken after cruising into Olden and taking the Loen Skylift, at the top of which are many trails. We took one away from the crowd and came across this little stream which lined up nicely with what I expect is it's destination. Taken on a Sony RX10IV
    Credit: Clive Durston
    Instagram: Redssnapper
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Snapper Rocks Qld
    Some monster waves at the iconic surfing location at Snapper Rocks
    Credit: Emanuel Papamanolis

    Baltimore Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: My garden, Catonsville, MD
    Every year honey bees come to cornflowers in my garden. Bees go to pickerel flowers. I try to capture bees flying. Nikon D700 Nikkor AF 60mm micro with close up rings. I use a flash.
    Credit: Kanji Takeno
    Instagram: Kanjigatortwo
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-07-17
    Title or Location: San Juan Islands-Washington State
    Photo was taken in August of 2023 near the San Juan Islands north west of Seattle. We were following a family of Orca who we believe were teaching their young how to hunt. This photo was of an orca in pursuit of a porpoise. I actually have two other photos of the live pursuit with the orca tracking down and catching the porpoise. I would be happy to provide those as well if you?d like.
    Credit: Robinson Atencio
    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

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